D23 is overflowing with entertainment news today. Here is what we found out about the Avatar franchise.
D23 Weekend is Here
It’s D23 weekend, and that means that Disney has plenty of announcements taking off. It is a time when Disney fans can delight in information pertaining to what’s on the horizon for Disney Parks as well as Disney Entertainment!
Be sure to follow along with us, as this entire weekend is sure to produce a mountain of Disney news! The Kenny the Pirate Writing Team’s own Marisol is on location covering all the D23 happenings this weekend. And now, we have some news pertaining to Avatar that is taking flight!
An Avatar Announcement
Today, James Cameron himself joined D23 virtually from New Zealand to update fans on the status of the franchise. During the update, he announced that filming had begun for the 4th installment of Avatar.
The fact that the fourth film is already underway is a HUGE vote of confidence on the part of the franchise. After all, the second film hasn’t even hit theatres. Having a 3rd and 4th installment seems to assume that audiences will respond well to the second film. Of course, this could be a safe bet based on the original’s track record with earnings of some $2.8 billion.
Avatar: The Way of Water
Let’s back up to the first sequel: Avatar: The Way of Water. This film is set to hit theatres in Late December. Based on the footage guests at D23 were treated to (in 3D), it sounds as if the movie will focus on Jake and Neytiri and their family. It also sounds like the underwater scenes are especially impressive, particularly in 3D.
D23 revealed some concept art for the new film. It depicts an underwater scene along with flora and fauna created for the world of Pandora.
For those who can’t quite recall the first film, a refresher is available soon. Avatar is returning to theatres on September 23, 2022. This will give movie goers plenty of time to experience it for the first time or for the first time in forever ahead of Avatar: Journey of Water’s release.